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Jan 22 '15 15:23

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders is participating in a meeting of the anti-ISIS coalition in London on Thursday, according to Rijksoverheid. The Netherlands is a member of the coalition's core group comprised of twenty countries, the European Union and the United Nations.

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Dec 26 '14 10:51

Sudan has ordered Yvonne Helle, a Dutch national and the country director for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ali Al-Za'tari from Jordan, UN resident coordinator at the UNDP, to leave the country, the US edition of Reuters reports.

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Dec 24 '14 11:22

The court in Cambodia today sentenced a homeless man to 13 years in prison for the murder of a Dutch woman and her baby daughter during an attempted robbery at their home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Dec 23 '14 11:33

The Nigerian who had been treated for Ebola in the UMC Utrecht in recent weeks, has returned to Africa. He has been cured and can not infect others

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Dec 16 '14 22:38

Experts tapped by the United Nations say the Netherlands violates the human rights of undocumented aliens. The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has urged the Dutch government to take measures before Christmas by providing asylum seekers living on the streets with food, clothing and shelter, often referred to in Dutch as "bed, bath and bread."

Dec 9 '14 11:10

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minster Liliane Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) visited Mali in the past two days. Accompanied by Chief of Defense General Tom Middendorp, the visited the Dutch troops in the United Nations mission Munumsa (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali).

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Dec 8 '14 10:23

Lawyer Bob van der Groen, who represents 20 relatives of an unknown number of flight MH17 victims, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte criticizing the fact that there is still unclaimed items on the disaster site in the Ukraine.

Dec 5 '14 10:23

The Netherlands will likely soon receive its first Ebola patient for treatment. De Telegraaf reports that medical specialists are ready to care for a Nigerian who has contracted the deadly virus.

Dec 3 '14 13:18

Chea Phin has confessed to stabbing a Dutch woman and her 19 month old daughter to death in their home in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

Nov 25 '14 09:27

State Secretary Fred Teeven refuses to bring additional Syrians to the Netherlands, thereby ignoring the wish of the Second Chamber. The VVD Minister points out the the immigrant shelter is already overflowing.

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Nov 18 '14 10:30

Boyan Slat, founder of the Ocean Cleanup initiative, has been announced as one of the winners of the Champion of the Earht award - the United Nation's top environmental accolade.

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Nov 17 '14 13:07

According to an estimate by the United Nations, 25 thousand Dutch people have HIV and 6 thousand do not know that they are infected.

Nov 13 '14 12:45

The Netherlands is paying 100 million euros into the global Green Climate Fund. The money from this fund is to help poor countries tackle the impacts of climate change.

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Nov 13 '14 08:14

According to Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Debuty Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, the cease fire in eastern Ukraine is in acute danger.

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Oct 31 '14 11:21

The Jumbo supermarkets are going to start selling edible insects.

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Oct 23 '14 10:39

Today in the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) the Netherlands was elected in the Human Rights Council for the period 2015 to 2017.

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Oct 21 '14 08:03

The Second Chamber announced yesterday that a number of Parliament Members spent the last four days visiting the Dutch troops in Mali.

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Oct 15 '14 15:59

The Dutch soldiers in Mali are suffering more from the heat because the camp where they have been staying for months, is not finished yet.

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Oct 14 '14 14:44

Four beds are available at the University Medical Center Utrecht for international aid workers who exhibit symptoms of Ebola, as was agreed in the European agreement.

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Oct 14 '14 13:58

Bert Koenders is replacing Frans Timmermans as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Oct 9 '14 14:27

The Netherlands will lodge an appeal against a Hague civil court ruling which holds the Netherlands partially responsible for the massacre of 320 Muslims by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebenica, after they were kicked out of a Dutch-controlled base. The ruling will hold the state is liable for damages suffered by the surviving families of the victims.

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Sep 25 '14 07:55

At the UN Security Summit in New York on Wednesday, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the UN sanctions against jihadis are very important, and that The Netherlands supports them, but that the Dutch effort only extends to Iraq, not Syria, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 24 '14 22:07

In a surprise decision by the Concil of Ministers, the Netherlands has committed military personnel to the international fight against Islamic State (ISIS). In a press conference early Wednesday evening, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis announced that the Netherlands will deploy six F-16s for air strikes only in Iraq, another two F-16s to be used as backups, in addition to sending a military defence team of 250 soldiers. The Netherlands will not take part in military missions in Syria.

Sep 23 '14 14:38

IKEA will sell rooftop solar paneling and installation service in their Dutch stores, beginning with the Haarlem location on October 28. The world's largest furniture retailer plans to roll out the new product in all Netherlands locations by next summer.

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